Monday, September 29, 2014

::A Review and Giveaway:: Shadowing Me by Crystal Spears

I've been sitting on this review for a few days now. Why? Because I honestly didn't know how to rate or review it. Shadowing Me was part of the Breakneck series, but didn't feel like it, but that isn't to say it wasn't a good book. It was, it was just different. I know, I know, that doesn't really make sense, but that's really the only way I can explain my feelings. I felt like Shadowing Me, was more of a Breakneck BDSM book, which completely worked, but I also felt like I was missing some of the MC.

Crystal wrote this book, like many of her others, in multiple point of views and I personally LOVE that. Shadowing Me mostly revolves around Tatiana (ZZ's daughter and Shadow.) You'll remember them if you've read the previous books. At first I couldn't really remember who they were, and while Crystal doesn't go back and review the previous books, it did all finally come back to me. I loved their story, and their journey, but wanted more...

Gahh...I feel like by saying I wanted more that I'm making it sound like it wasn't a good book, because it was, but I loved how raw the Breakneck boys had been, and didn't feel like I got that from this book. That was the only down fall...

At the beginning and end of the book there is a personal note from Crystal explaining why she wrote the book the way she did and I think her note leads me to believe that we'll get the "more" that I'm talking about in the next few books. That's the great thing. We're getting a few more full length novels and also a few novellas. I can't complain about that. did I rate the book? Overall, I would have to give it a 4. I know a lot of people are rating it a 3, and while I get it, and that's still a great review, I think they mainly did it because like me they wanted more of the rawness. But, the writing and story was strong and so were the characters, so to me that deserves...

I'm already looking forward to more Breakneck! 
Author Bio
Crystal Spears has always had a passion for literature. She fell in love with reading at an early age. After spending a decade in business management, she began blogging and book reviewing, only to find that that didn't satisfy her craving. So, she began to write. Like any Indie out there, she had goals and dreams. She wrote Talania - a trip down memory lane, a beautiful, contemporary romance novel. It almost made it to the top, just almost. Someone told Crystal to write what she knew. She gave serious thought to that advice.

For many years, her father had been CEO of a well-known gun and surplus store in Texas. He then bought a tattoo shop where Crystal found herself surrounded by bikers. Hardcore bikers. The Bestselling Breakneck Series was born when Crystal decided to write what she knows. Don't get the wrong idea.

Her Breakneck series is completely fictional, but based on things seen and heard, she now had a place to start writing from that knowledge. Seize Me was hardcore, and Crystal became the writer known as the chick with no boundaries. She took the critics the wrong way and made her next bestseller Withstanding Me a little tamer. Readers were quick to point out that they did not like that and demanded that Crystal return to gritty writing. When asked if she would write gritty from now on, her only answer was... "I'll write what my readers want me to write, and I'll also write what I feel."

Crystal resides in Indiana with her husband and their two children. They have a pit named Dozer, two fish, and one fancy rat. They enjoy the outdoors, and camp, fish, and go boating as much as possible.

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Withstanding Me
Resenting Me 
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